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Be sure to mention that you're a senior when you make your travel reservations. Although it's not common policy in Costa Rica to offer senior discounts, don't be shy about asking for one anyway. You never know. Always carry some kind of identification, such as a driver's license, that shows your date of birth, especially if you've kept your youthful glow.

Many reliable agencies and organizations serve the 50-plus market. Road Scholar, formerly known as Elderhostel (www.roadscholar.org; tel. 800/454-5768 in the U.S. and Canada), arranges Costa Rica study programs for those ages 55 and older, as well as intergenerational trips good for families. ElderTreks (www.eldertreks.com; tel. 800/741-7956 in the U.S. and Canada; 0808-234-1714 in the UK) offers small-group tours to Costa Rica for travelers 50 and older.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.